Despite our name, video99.co.uk is also a leading audio transfers
service, offering an exceptionally wide range of audio formats. We
can run audio to CD, MP3, computer or minidisc, just let us know your
Recordings are generally made on our Tascam DR-100MKII and SS-R250N professional audio recorders, using a digital
link for playback of digital audio formats (Minidisc, DAT, DCC, DTRS, ADAT,
Reel to reel
Reel-to-reel audio domestic two-track and four-track (stereo or mono) tapes,
up to 7" spools at both 3.75 and 7.5 inch/second speeds costing around £18
per hour (depending in complexity). Lower speeds can also be handled
where required too. Now also available: Two-track and four-track
recordings on spools of up to 10.5" with NAB centres and speed up to 15
inches per second, with our specially modified and fully serviced Ferrograph
tape deck, costing around £22 per hour.
Ferrograph professional tape deck.
MD minidisc to CD including LP2 and LP4 at £12 per hour. Transfer to
CD or computer will be carried out in a pure digital data stream for the
best possible results.
Cassette (Compact Cassette) to CD or computer (including Dolby B and Dolby C
recordings) at £12 - £18 per hour depending on complexity, utilising a
three-head dual capstan cassette deck of outstanding performance. Do
can see my YouTube
video of servicing one of my cassette decks.
Digital Compact Cassette DCC
Digital Compact Cassette DCC to CD or computer transfers now also
available, starting at £16 per tape. DCC was a digital audio format
marketed by Philips from 1994 to 1996. Despite excellent technical
results, it was not a commercial success. Transfer to CD or WAV
files can be carried out in a pure digital data stream for the best
System DC International Cassette DCI
An extraordinarily rare audio format by Grundig from around 1965, these are
larger than the more familiar Compact Cassette. Tapes are typically
marked Grundig Cassette DC90 or DC60. Audio transfers from DCI
cassettes are supported at £30 per tape.
See my YouTube video
on this equipment.
DAT (Digital Audio Tape)
DAT Digital Audio Tape (32k, 44k and 48kHz sample rates). DAT to
CD or audio files at around £16 per tape depending on complexity.
Transfer will be carried out in a pure digital data stream for the best
possible results. If I am supplying WAV files, I can retain the
48kHz sample rate if your tapes are recorded in that format (superior to
CD quality). Our machines presently include a Sony DTC-690, PCM-7040
and a Tascam DA-30MKII, all of which have digital outputs for connection
to our Tascam DR-100MKII and SS-R250N professional audio recorders.
There is a professional 24 bit version of DAT, recorded on the Tascam
DA-45HR High Resolution DAT recorder. It is much harder to find
equipment for these recordings, which will give no sound if they are put
into a normal 16 bit DAT machine, but we do have suitable equipment for
those tapes too. They are a bit more expensive at £24 per tape of up
to an hour. You can see our YouTube video of the
Microcassette and Mini Cassette
Microcassettes are usually used as dictation machine / answerphone tapes, I
can run Microcassette to CD or audio files at both 1.2 and 2.4 speeds.
I can also run Minicassette (Mini Cassette), usually these tapes are used in
professional dictation equipment. Both cost just £14 per hour, less in
Microcassette (left) and
Minicassette (right) tapes are very similar and often confused.
Grundig Steno-cassette to audio files at £16 per tape. These
dictation cassettes were reasonably popular in mainland Europe but didn't
sell very well in the UK.
The tiny Sony NT tapes from NT-1 and NT-2 portable recorders, to audio
files at £20 per tape. This requires an analogue step as no digital
outputs are provided on these players, but quality can be very good.
Audio tracks from any kind of video cassette can be transferred to CD or
computer file. This includes Hifi or linear audio tracks from VHS,
Betamax etc., and camcorder tapes of all types.
We can run PCM digital audio recordings of the PCM-F1 format (including
PCM-501 and PCM-701) usually recorded on Betamax but may be any video
cassette. Very few transfer companies handle the PCM F1 format, and
even fewer can accept both PAL and NTSC tapes. Beta tapes are played
on equipment which is specifically designed for use with these decoders,
so have the PCM switch which disables the D.O.C circuit for best PCM
performance. The cost of PCM-F1 transfers is typically £25 for up
to 80 minutes. There is the option of a pure digital transfer of
PCM-F1/501/701 tapes at just £6 extra per tape: very few audio transfer
services have a pure digital transfer option available for this
email me with your requirements.
If you see this kind of image on a screen when playing (usually) a Beta or
Umatic video tape, then it is likely that you have a digital audio
recording. This one is the PCM-F1/501/701 format.
Also available is capability for PCM digital audio recordings made on the
Sony EV-S800, EV-S900, EV-S700U, and Pioneer VE-D77, which could record up
to 6 sets of digital stereo recordings on an 8mm video cassette in
audio-only mode. The cost for this is around £16 per hour, it's a very
PCM 1610/PCM1630 digital audio recordings on Umatic are also
available. These are played back on the specially designed Sony
DMR4000 Umatic player connected to PCM1630 decoder which supports RAR (read
after read), to greatly reduce the chances of tape defects affecting the
sound. (Even so, tape condition is very critical to this
format). Costs £30 for one tape, discounts in quantity.
See our YouTube
video on this format.
Hi8 tapes were used on a range of professional PCM 8-track recorders,
including the Sony PCM-800, Tascam DA-88 and Tascam DA-98HR machines.
We have all three of these, so can support both 16 and 24 bit
variants. Tapes might have been recorded on other models including the
Tascam DA-38 and DA-78HR. The format is known as DTRS (Digital Tape
Recording System) but is sometimes just referred to as DA88. For
one-off tapes the cost is usually £32, falling to £25 for 10+ tapes.
They are supplied as eight mono WAV files, all perfectly synchronised and
extracted from the player via a pure digital route: Tascam IF-TAD interface to ADAT optical
signal then recorded all at once on an Alesis HD24 multitrack
A competing format to the above was ADAT from Alesis, initially offering
16-bit then later 20-bit recordings on the ADAT type II format. The
format records on SVHS tapes which may be marked Ampex 489, Maxell Audio
Pro or TDK ADAT Digital Audio Mastering. They are supplied as eight
mono WAV files, all perfectly synchronised and extracted from the player
via a pure digital route: ADAT optical signal recorded all at once on an
Alesis HD24 multitrack recorder. Proper timing synchronisation means
that multi-tape recording sets will all have exactly the same start point
which makes for easier mixing on Pro Tools
or similar. For one-off tapes the cost is usually £32, falling to
£25 for 10+ tapes. We have a YouTube
video about the equipment.
8-track cartridges were often sold as pre-recorded titles in the 1970's,
but recorders also existed to allow recording onto blank tapes. I
can run 8-track tapes in stereo to CD with track splits. Priced
around £10 - £25 per tape (depending on quantity and complexity), I now
have brand new 8-track equipment in to get the very best results.
Sometimes these tapes require special attention if they are snapped, have
parts missing or disintegrated, or the tape pack is improperly
wound. There can be a small charge for this work but it's usually
only about £5 - £10.
What I don't do
I don't generally run vinyl to CD transfers and at the moment don't know
of any company that does this, sorry.
Testimonials and social media.
We are listed on the independent Freeindex service, you can read and add to reviews
there. Most customers use that method for testimonials now.
We are listed on the independent Freeindex service, most of the newer reviews are on
that site now. Below are some of the older ones (2008-2016).
"I have been fortunate to have worked with Colin at video99 on
projects ranging from showreels for my work in the Camera Department of
the film industry to salvaging family memories from ancient,
long-forgotten formats. Each enterprise is approached as though it were
a major motion picture and his skill and sensitive suggestions have
enhanced all we have done. And he drives a Hillman Avenger.
With thanks and best wishes, Alastair, Associate BSC, ACO."
Minidv and microcassette audio tapes to files on hard disk.
"Colin at video99 gave me a great service, and at a very, very
reasonable price. Responsive, excellent value for money and with the
extra care to put additional track splits in to make it easier to find
certain parts of the 1965 recording. Thoroughly recommended.
Richard" Open reel audio tape to CDs. 27.01.16
"I can wholeheartedly recommend Colin’s work. He was prompt and
courteous and always helpful, and he transferred my old Dictaphone tape
(it had belonged to my late father and was very precious to us as it is
the only recording we have of his voice) to CD and MP3 format to a
really high quality in a remarkably short time. He is clearly someone
who takes great pride in what he does, and who is very skilled at it.
Many thanks for taking such good care of something so important to my
family.Helen" Microcassette to CD and MP3. 13.01.16
"I chose Colin from the many reviews on the website emphasising his
personal service. It was all true. It was so nice to feel I was dealing
with a real expert person, not the admin department of a faceless
company. Colin was very helpful and the results are everything I’d
hoped, with CDs and MP3s giving new life to the contents of a
30-year-old cassette tape. S.H." Casstte to CD with CD-Text
and track titles printed on CDs, also MP3 files with metadata.
"Just to let you know I have received the reels, I would like to thank
you again for all your hard work, you have no idea how happy I am with
the transfers. you do some amazing work. will highly recommend you. many
thanksClaire" Open reel audio tapes to WAV files. 26.2.15
"I chose video99 to transfer an old audio tape to CD by reading the
excellent customer feedback. Colin was extremely helpful,
efficient and speedy in carrying out the transfer and we were delighted
with what he produced onto CD. Would certainly use him again and
would highly recommend him to anyone else. Nice to be dealing with
a friendly professional on the end of an email too.Julia, West
Sussex" Audio cassette to CDs with track splits and tidying.
"Thank you so much for the excellent transfer of my tape to CD.
Not only was the quality excellent but also the efficiency of your
service. I posted the tape on a Friday and received the CDs the
following Tuesday. You can’t do better than that! Best wishes, Will" DAT
tape to CD. 05.11.14
"Colin I am delighted with the CDs received today.
Brilliant service when I think that I posted the mini-disc less than 48
hours ago and here are the CDs! The results are perfect - far
superior to the results I have obtained when using my PC via the
"Audacity" programme to do this. I will certainly have further
work for you soon and shall without hesitation recommend you to
friends. Thank you very much for the care and attention
given to my order. With kind regards Roy" MD in Long Play
digitally transferred to CD, retaining original track splits.
"Colin iv got the cd and tapes back and played the cd, Great, no
problems and thanks. I'll certainly keep your details so if i need
anything else also to pass onto others. Thanks again RegardsAllan"
04.10.14 8-track jingles tapes to CD.
"I sent Colin 3 cassettes that my darling Mum made for me, in
which she is in conversation telling me all about my early life.. and
that of hers and her family’s. I lost my Mum almost 4 years ago
now, and it is so comforting for me to be able to hear her voice
whenever I want, coupled with knowing that when those old fashioned
cassettes do eventually give up the ghost, that I will still be able to
hear her on cd and on an MP3. Had I not had the recordings put on
cd, I might have lost my Mum all over again!! It’s all been a bit
of an emotional roller coaster, but I am so so happy with the
outcome. Colin has been very helpful, he replied to my emails promptly
and offered me an extremely professional and speedy service. I
whole-heartedly recommend him to put anyone’s spoken memories onto a
lasting cd, you will not be disappointed..Elsje x" Cassette tapes
to MP3 and CD, 22.07.14
"Tapes and videos from loved ones are so very precious and Colin has
made sure that I now have lasting memories of my family. You can trust
him to look after them and I would recommend his services without
hesitation.Sue " Audio and video tapes to CDs and DVDs. 22.06.14
"I’m happy to recommend you, you did an awesome jobs on tapes that
were almost 30 years old and I’m amazed and delighted by what a great
job you did. Thank you so much. Stephen" Some difficult cassette
tapes transferred to audio files. 12.04.14
"Hi Colin,I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a professional
job on my wedding video and on the transfer of our reel to reel tape,
the results were amazing. Treasured memories of family members now gone
which we can pass on to our children . You are a true professional and a
pleasure to deal with.Thanks Deirdre" Beta video to DVD and open
reel audio tape to CDs. 08.11.13
"having spent 45 years in retail and leisure,helpingand advising
people, it was nice to come upon firstname.lastname@example.org I wanted a cassette
tape converted into c'ds,and he was so helpful from start to
finish.having come across many "fly by nights"and "whats in it for me's"
in my career,it was a pleasant experience. "the service was excellent,
the results were excellent, and i have no hesitation in recommending
email@example.com for any type of work, as i am sure he would provide
the same level of courteousness in any sphere. keith" Cassette to
" Hi Colin, the tapes are perfect and as fresh as I remember them
nearly fifty years ago!!!! Many thanks June " reel-to-reel audio tapes
on CD. 17.08.13
"I can add nothing more to what people have already said in praise of
your service - friendly, quick, helpful and highly professional - and I
will seek your services again. Thank you. Michael" AT to CD,
"Colin, thank you so much for doing exactly what you say on your
website! Your speedy emails about our old cassettes were much
appreciated, and the resultant transfer of their contents to CDs is
amazing - and all within a few days. Thank you very
much: service highly recommended. Best wishes Jane"
Cassette to CDs with various track splits and editing. 19.04.13
"Excellent service with helpful, professional advice on the best way
to proceed with poorly recorded cassette (music) tapes which Colin
transferred to WAV files. The results were far better than I'd expected
and I will use video99 again without hesitation. Many
thanks. Tony B., Liverpool." 23.02.13
"I recently had my songs transferred from 5 DATs to digital at
Video99. I have to say that I was incredibly impressed by the
results. Colin has transferred the tracks at exactly the same
sound quality as was on the DATs - other websites I looked at were only
prepared to copy the data as MP3s. It has been years since I had
heard most of the recordings and they took me right back - the tracks
sounded as clear as the day I recorded them.
Not only was I impressed by the results, but also by Colin's
professionalism, friendliness and personal service throughout the
process. He got back to me straight away (while a competitor only
managed to respond to my query after Colin had finished the job).
He was upfront about the whole process and only charged me once he had
checked that the quality on the DATs was good enough for transfer.
I knew exactly what I was going to pay with no hidden extras.
He got the job done in extra quick time - I posted the DATs on the
Tuesday and had a DVD in my hands on the Saturday. I live in
Buckinghamshire (quite a way from Plymouth) so distance is not a
On one of the tracks, I had left a long dramatic pause, and Colin
understandably split the track into 2 (I hadn't provided full
tracklisting for this DAT as I didn't actually know what was on
it). Within half an hour of telling Colin of the problem, Colin
had re-copied the song and transferred it to me over the internet.
I was seriously impressed by how quickly he was able to help me.
I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Digital 99 to
anybody who wants to transfer their digital data. And to anyone
who has DATs lying around and wants to get them copied and heard again -
do it now! The pleasure of hearing long-forgotten tracks is really
really worth it. I'm so pleased I managed to get my songs
transferred before the DATs degraded with age. And by using
Video99, I have those songs in the best possible sound quality.
Chris" DAT tapes copied digitally to WAV files supplied on
"Great to have such quality with all the static gone & far better
volumes with the story starting off in late 1800s! Certainly I will
recommend you to anyone who needs such service. Many Thanks.
Frances" Family history was recorded on Microcassette dication tapes,
run to CDs with track splits to make them easy to play. 05.02.13
"Dear Colin, I am delighted with the work you have done, painstakingly
converting my old Videos into DVDs, my audio cassettes to WAV files and
putting them onto discs. I was so worried they'd have deteriorated so
much that they couldn't be saved, but you have done it, and it's so
wonderful to be able to see the earliest videos of my babies once
more. Best wishes Melanie" 01.11.12
" Been a pleasure to have our treasured tapes and videos copied. The
whole process was very clear and quick and friendly, I would happily
recommend Colin and Video 99 to anyone wanting a good and professional
service" DAT to CD, VHS to DVD, 10.10.12
"Thank you Colin for a smooth, courteous and efficient transfer
service with technical advice when needed. Bonamy" DAT to
" Just to confirm, the CD arrived today - you did a great job in
improving the quality, thank you so much. This recording, more than
anything else, is very precious to me, as I never documented my feelings
around that time - this is all I have. I really appreciate your
excellent and efficient work, and have recommended you to lots of
people." Cassette to CD with digital noise reduction to clean up what
had been a poor recording. 02.03.12
" I used Video 99 to transfer precious tapes and videotapes to CDs and
DVDs.Their service was careful and efficient. Colin kept me informed at
every stage of the proceedings and was flexible in formatting the discs
in the way I wanted. I'm pleased with the results and would recommend
Video 99for this service. Jim " Audio tapes to CD, video to DVD,
Great service – Colin is very helpful. Really pleased with
the sound quality of my CD. Will definitely use Video99 again.
Sharon" Open reel tape to CD. 02.02.12
"Very impressed with the speed of your service and delighted with the
product. I thought the recordings of my deceased parents and my children
when they were tiny had been lost forever. To hear a 35-40 year old
recording brought back a lot of happy memories. Your suggestion of
splitting it into tracks was great. Again many thanks for a cost
effective solution. " Open reel audio tape to CD 30.11.11
" After locating "video99" on the internet I sent 3 video tapes and 1
highly treasured 25 year old audio cassette tape to Colin. Very
impressed with both the quality and speed of service. The whole
process took less than a week from start to finish. Delighted with the
outcome and have no hesitation in recommending the service Colin
provides at "video99" Richard November 2011"
"Hi Colin Thanks for the MP3 files and the CD's that arrived this
morning. Bearing in mind I only posted the cassette tape to you 2 days
ago, this is an extremely fast and efficient service. The transfer form
tape to MP3 file is flawless and it has been very special to be able to
listen to the recording of my brother and I from 28 years ago ! I would
recommend you and your work to anyone, Best wishes, Louise"
Cassette to CD and MP3 files, 01.11.11
"I had some spool tapes from over 40 years ago and one, in particular,
was very dear to me as it was a tape letter from my parents and friends.
It was sent to me in 1969 when I young, alone and abroad. It had
my dad's voice on it and he passed away a long time ago. Then I
"found" Colin, who, with his exceptional service and efficiency,
transferred the letter tape onto CD. It has been very emotional for me,
my brother and my children being able to listen to these voices from the
past. I cannot thank Colin enough. Now, as I write, I am listening to
the first music tape he has transferred. These were made for me by my
brother so long ago and were the only music I had access to at the
time. I listened to them over and over again but the quality is still
good. Janet" Open reel tpaes to CD, 25.10.11
Thank you, Colin, for helping us to regain our memories.
"Many, many thanks Colin, not only for the sonically excellent
conversion of my old PCM F1 tapes, but the highly efficient manner in
which you turned the job around, and the friendly advice along the way.
I cannot recommend your services highly enough. Thank you."
Betamax PCM-F1 audio tapes run to CD using my latest 701ES
converter. Super results! 06.05.11
"Thank you so much for the excellent transfer of my VHS and audio
tapes to disc. I was a bit nervous about sending off irreplaceable
personal recordings to someone I'd found as the result of an internet
search - but my concerns were entirely misplaced. I was very impressed
by the promptness of both your communications and the transfers; and I
am delighted with the care you have obviously taken and the quality of
the transferred audio and visual content. Jos." Video and
audio cassettes put to DVD and CD. 01.03.11
"Hi Colin The CDs arrived safely yesterday and play fine on my
equipment. As I suspected, I'm more than happy with the sound quality,
it's been great to hear the recordings again after so many years. I have
unearthed some more old DATs so will be sending them to you shortly for
the same treatment - I know they will be safe in your hands. Thanks so
much for the great personal service you have given me - fast, efficient,
great quality and all at a reasonable price. Couldn't have asked for
more. I have already recommended you to my friends! Best wishes
Stella" DAT to CD, 06.02.11
"An extremely prompt and personal service. Felt highly valued as a
customer and it was made clear at each stage the quality that would be
achieved. Just lovely to hear my late Dad's voice from 1961!"
Cassette (from earlier recording) to CD, with audio
"Dear Colin, Thanks so much for the CD's - i've listened to them both
and they're perfect - exactly what we wanted. Thanks also for sending
them back to us so promptly, I was able to post Gen's CD to her in time
for her birthday (today) and I know it will be a fantastic surprise for
her to hear the voices of all her friends and family - recorded 14 years
ago. I can't wait to hear from her! I have been very impressed with the
service you have provided and really appreciate the effort you have put
into transferring our dictaphone tapes. I will certainly recommend your
service to friends and family and will no doubt be in touch again in the
future with more transfer requests. Take Care Kind Regards Kate and
growing bump! :-)" Microcassette to CD 16.08.10
"Colin, The CDs arrived today and are all working fine. I can’t thank
you enough for your care and kindness in producing these CDs. Dad will
be so delighted to hear the voices of his family (many of who have long
since passed away). Thank you so much. The CDs are so professionally
done. Have a very happy summer. With best wishes and warmest thanks,
Helen." Several ree-reel audio tapes run to DVD. 28.07.10
"We have been very pleased with the quality of the work you have done
for us as well as the service you have provided. Keep it up. Regards
Derek" Cassette to CD. 14.04.10
"Hi.colin thanks for doing those betamax to dvd transfers and audio
tape transfers I am very pleased with the results.ray" Beta to
DVD, cassette to CD. 31.03.10
"I received my cd transferred from old audio tapes from over 40 years
today. To hear families members from so long is very moving. I have been
hesitating over getting the transfer done for nearly three months now,
since the death of my mother. Having contacted Colin, however, I have
been so pleased I have. I have been most impressed with the service
Colin has provided, from the speed of reply (initial reply within two
hours of my enquiry) (complete service completed within six days) to the
quality of sound on the cds which is very clear. Colin has kept in touch
at each stage of the process, which has been straightforward and
professional. If you are looking for a top class, professional service,
use video99." Reel-reel tapes to CD. 27.02.10
"Hello Colin, just received the discs ALREADY. Brilliant. The sound is
really good. We are so pleased that you have managed to transfer our
precious tape recordings of our children from 50 years ago, to discs.
The reproduction is first class - better now than on the tape. Thank you
such much. We would recommend you to any of our friends and
acquaintances. An Excellent service. All the best from Angela and
Peter" Reel-reel tapes to CD. 25.02.10
"Colin, Now we're cookin'... You was right all the way...very nice
sound indeed!" 8-track to WAV files on computer, on out brand new
8-track player. 21.02.10
"Colin. The audio CDs arrived today, and we are absolutely delighted
with what you have achieved with tapes that hadn't seen daylight in so
many years. The way you have made each track selectable with an index,
and also the attractive colour front for the DVD case, is more than we
expected. We whole-heartedly recommend you to any one seeking
restoration work of a similar nature. Many thanks. Brian and
Maureen" Open reel tapes to CD and also put online for
"Dear Colin I received the dvd safely this morning. It plays with very
good reproduction on both my computer and dvd player. Thank you for an
excellent service, and I shall certainly use your company again for my
other casette tapes. Mary" Actually it was CD not DVD, from a
reel-to-reel audio tape. 08.10.09
"Colin Many thanks for the return of the CDs which we are very pleased
with. The service you provide is very efficient, professional and good
value. We were particularly impressed that you took the trouble to
upgrade the quality from the original recording, and would have no
hesitation in recommending video99. Kind regards Julia" A number
of cassettes transferred to CD. 22.09.09.
"You've been prompt, helpful and professional, and I certainly shan't
hesitate to use you again if I need similar help. Very many thanks
Cassie" Microcassette telephone answering tapes transferred to
"You have shown that you not only cope with unusual technical problems
but with odd personal quirks of your clients/customers Reg." Audio
cassette and DVDs with audio recordings, made up to a new edited DVD
with Audio tracks. 27.08.09
"Hi Colin, I’ve listened to the entire DVD now and am very pleased. It
is great to be able to hear the sound of ‘Flying Scotsman’ that I
recorded from the train I travelled on 40 years ago. I would certainly
recommend your service as it is personal, quick and very good value for
money. Kind regards Mike" Reel-reel audio tape run to DVD-Rom WAV
files, with digital noise reduction applied. 19.08.09.
"Hi Colin The CDs arrived safely yesterday – and I played them through
and was very impressed with the quality of the sound. It was wonderful
to hear my old grandmother again. I have found your service to be
extremely professional and quick and would totally recommend you to my
family & friends – in fact I am considering transferring the family
movies..." Then later: "I just wanted to add to my feedback, that in
addition to being extremely responsive and efficient, yr service is very
good value for money – I am still getting quotes back from people that I
contacted at the same time as I did you, and their prices are up to
double your charges. Thanks once again! Carolien" microcassette to
"Hi Colin, All is well! I have received the CD's so you can send the
tapes back. Many thanks! Kind Regards Francis" DAT to CD, with
manual track splits inserted. 01.07.09
"THANK YOU. You have done a great job. The sound, as you claim, is
indeed easily as good as the original. A most professional job. In the
not too distant future I shall have some more of the same for you to do
for me." Minidisc to CD with tracks split as per customer
"Colin I received the disks today loud & clear - fantastic! The
clarity of the recordings you have achieved took me back almost 50
years, to those distant Christmases with long gone relatives enjoying
themselves. I had moist eyes from laughing, woeful musical ability and
sentiment. I can listen to them again with ease, and pass them on to
other members of the family for them to relive their own memories.
Thanks again. Peter" Reel-to-reel tapes to CD. 18.02.09
"Hi Colin CDs arrived this morning and working fine. Nice job. Many
thanks Jack" Betamax PCM-F1 studio audio tapes to CD.
"Colin The CD arrived this morning. I am delighted. Many thanks. The
service that you provide is outstanding in every respect. Mike"
Cassette to CD with audio restoration. 17.12.08
"Video99 provided us with a fast, efficient and personal service at a
modest cost. Highly recommended. Philip, Colchester". Cassette to
"Colin Thanks for the CDs - I've listened to the first disk and
it's everything I hoped for. It brings back memories of my father and
the stories he told wonderfully.Beautifully presented too. I've
recommended your service to another colleague! Microcassette to
CDs, provided in boxes with pictures provided by the customer, 27.11.08
"Colin thanks very much for the 2 x CD's 1979. They are great Cheers,
Kelly" Cassette to CD. 07.11.08
"Friendly, fast service and a good job well done. Colin"
Minidisc to CD and DVD-Rom. 13.08.08.
"Hi Colin, The CDs have arrived and the quality is indeed superb -
thank you very much for that and also for titling the tracks. A very
fast turnaround too - I didn't expect them so soon! Regards, Rob"
DAT to CD. 10.08.08.
"Colin: The CDs just arrived, and I listened to part of the recording.
As you said, it's far from perfect, but you have worked wonders on it,
and my mother's voice came alive for me; it's very moving and I know
will be much appreciated by the rest of my family. I am impressed with
the entire process, which has taken very little time, and has been
conducted by you with fairness and enthusiasm I don't often experience!
Many thanks for this - it's very welcome. You can be sure that I will
recommend you to others. With best wishes Les" Microcassette (telephone
answering machine tapes) to CD. 11.07.08
"Colin: I have received the 2 CDs and they are working fine on my
equipment. This is excellent work and I am so impressed by how quickly
you have done the Transfer from tape to CDs. I shall certainly recommend
video99.co.uk to my friends: other places were going to take at least 2
weeks and I needed the cd to urgently. Once again, many, many thanks for
your wondrous service. Kind regards, Sarah" Cassette to CD.
"It was a relief to find someone who could pick out the bits of the
tape that were worth recording for posterity and dumping the rest - and
at a very reasonable cost. I've done this before and ended up with a CD
that wasn't selective and cost me much more! Thanks again!
Lorraine" Reel-to-reel audio tape edited down to CD according to
customer requirements. 11.05.08
"Colin, Many thanks for the CDs, they are fine, everything I was
hoping for is there. Best Regards Andy" 8-track cartridge to CD,
"The CD is of a quality that i did not expect, you did a great job.
many thanks for your services, rest assured that should i need further
services of a similar nature in the future you will be the one i
contact, Regards Bernard." Cassette to CD 17.03.08
"It was a pleasure working with you. You were very professional, fast
and the service is excellent. I also appreciate how well you
communicated with me throughout the process. I will definitely recommend
your services. Joan. " DAT to CD 04.02.08
"All sounds fine Colin good job. Chaz" Betamax PCM-F1 digital audio to
How to request an audio transfer.
To request an audio transfer, please
email me with your requirements and include your postal
address. Audio recordings require particular personal attention,
just let me know of any requirements. Usually I transfer to CD but
options include transfer to computer file, minidisc tape and more.
We have an easy
order page, just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your
Ideally can you ensure you send the tapes in a package which is
sufficiently large and robust for me to use to send back your original
tapes. Usually I will send the audio files or CDs to you ahead of
returning your tapes, then when you've confirmed you are happy with the
transfers, I will return your tapes. This way I can help you further if
necessary - for example you can now see you want a different part of a
tape transferred on its own or you want extra copies. I recommend
audio files rather than CDs, since they are easier to edit, share and back
up, can be higher quality for some formats, and overcome the 80 minute
limitation of CD. For audio files I typically provide WAV files for
easy editing, and if required, smaller MP3 files for easy uploading and
We do NOT run audio to a computer sound card because this is not the
highest quality. Instead we always transfer to professional quality
Tascam digital audio recorders, to give you the very best sound quality.